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Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training

Childbirth Educators or registered RYPT prenatal yoga instructors (500 hours and prenatal) can now become certified to teach Spinning Babies to pregnant parents. An alternative to certification is proof of five (5) GROUP childbirth education is an avenue that certified doula can show proof of to apply.
Spinning Babies preparation and labor progress positions may transform your students’ birth experiences.

2019 Dates and Locations

The Netherlands

April 15 – 18

Toronto, Canada

July 20 – 23

Seattle, USA

Oct. 14 – 17


Nov. 11 – 14

Accurately and effectively teach the Spinning Babies® Parent Class to your students

When certified, you will be able to teach Spinning Babies® to pregnant parents

Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training:

  • Is already teaching their own childbirth classes
  • In-person training, plus

Earn exclusive access, included in cost:

  • Listed and linked on
  • Logo powered promotional materials
  • Special Logo for Certified Parent Educator’s website
  • Licensed slideshow
  • Parent eBook and downloads
  • Mentoring webinar
  • Affiliate program with special percentage

Do you qualify to become a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator?

There are two paths to qualify.

Please review requirements before registering. Have your documents ready to upload.

Do you qualify to become a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator?

There are two paths to qualify.


Childbirth Educators, Doulas and Prenatal Yoga Instructors

  • Certified Childbirth Educator – see list of approved CBE Certifications at bottom of page
  • Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor (RYPT, 200 hours)

If you are certified in these area, only one document is needed to register.

    • Upload a scan or photo of your Certificate from one of these certifying bodies.

Childbirth Educators – Must show adequate experience of 5 group series instead of certification

  1. Provide verification of teaching childbirth classes.
    • Past certification with a listed organization. Upload a jpg or pdf file with image of certificate.
    • A brief letter from a supervisor validating that you have taught 5 classes as a childbirth educator at their hospital, yoga center, agency or business.
    • If you are teaching parents in another way, you can submit a proposal outlining  that method and Spinning Babies will review it.

What is not acceptable as validation:

  • A website or social media page without confirmation that you are teaching classes or one-to-one sessions.

It is recommended that midwives, who don’t teach classes or Centering Pregnancy,  take the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Approved Workshop.  This workshop provides valuable information about prenatal education during prenatal appointments. Midwives who complete this class will be eligible for listing on the Spinning Babies website.

Doulas and bodyworkers are also qualified to attend Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshops.

Prerequisites for Certified Parent Educators

One full-day Spinning Babies® Workshop

Participants are required to take one of our workshops as a prerequisite to let the paradigm and the explanations integrate and weave into your work.

  • One Spinning Babies® Workshop must be completed before applying.
  • It must be within three calendar years of the SpBCPE Training. (2015 or later for 2018 workshops)

Examples of workshops that qualify as perquisite:

  • 1-day Spinning Babies® Workshop
  • One 1-day Spinning Babies® Integration workshop
  • 2-day Spinning Babies® Workshop

Not accepted: a shorter workshop or conference presentation

*List of Approved Childbirth Education Certifications:

  • Academy of Certified Birth Educators
  • Active Birth
  • BIA Doula
  • Birth Arts International
  • Birth Boot Camp
  • Birthing From Within
  • BirthWorks
  • BACE Certified Childbirth Educator (BCCE) Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Bradley Method® Husband Coached Childbirth
  • Professional Association (CAPPA) Childbirth International
  • Childbirth And Parenting Educators of Australia (CAPEA)
  • Douglas College Childbirth Educators Training Program
  • GentleBirth
  • Hypnobabies
  • HypnoBirthing (attach the additional Birth Basics component to be eligible)
  • Informed Beginnings
  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
  • Istanbul Doğum Akademisi (Istanbul Birth Academy)
  • JJWay Childbirth Educator Course 1240
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
  • National Childbirth Trust NCT Preparation for Birth and Beyond
  • Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.
  • The Bradley Method
  • The Leclaire Method – Mindful Pregnancy to Labor

Did we miss a wonderful, comprehensive childbirth education program? Send us an email!

Program not approved without proof from Path 2 (Non Certified Childbirth Educators):

  • Evidence Based Childbirth (highly recommended, but not a CBE program)

Test and Scope

Once you are fully registered for the Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Education Training to Parent Class video will become available. This video must be watched, and the content questions answered before the class. The cost of this online class is included in registration.

    1. Pass a test covering the Spinning Babies® Parent Class video (stream or download included in registration)
    2. Sign the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice agreement and SpBCPE agreement.

How to become certified/recertified as a Spinning Babies® Parent Educator.

Applications and registration available soon for 2019!

Please review requirements before applying. Have your documents ready to upload.